The Southeast Communities Rail partnership (SCRP), received no fewer than six awards in the national Community Rail awards 2021, announced at the awards evening in Southampton last Thursday (9th December).


SCRP were third in the ‘station friends and adopters, at the heart of the community’ category because of their work with Farnborough Street Residents association on Reg’s Garden at Farnborough North; second place in the ‘influencing positive change and sustainability’ category with GTR/Southern, second in ‘best communications’ with our Thameslink CRP colleagues and second in the photo competition for the Glynde station metalwork; first as part of the education network for Backtrack competition  ‘involving children and young people’ category and scooped the award for the outstanding contribution to community rail.


SCRP chair Tim Barkley said :- “This was a fantastic result for us, in what has been a very challenging year for everybody. I’d like to thank our staff and directors for all they have done in the past year, and particularly our very many volunteers, who have done a truly amazing job. They really do put the ‘community’ in SCRP, and I am delighted that everyone’s hard work has been recognised by us receiving these six awards. Winning the national award for the outstanding contribution to community rail is amazing, the real icing on the cake, and makes me very proud indeed for what the whole team, including volunteers, has achieved.”